Products Formulation : Nutrineeds.DHA
Information on the Health Benefits of the Nutrients in the Formulation.
DHA is a major fatty acid in sperm and brain phospholipids, and especially in the retina. Dietary DHA can reduce the level of blood triglycerides in humans, which may reduce the risk of heart disease. Low levels of DHA result in reduction of brain serotonin levels and have been associated with ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, and depression, among other diseases, and there is
FOS has been a popular dietary supplement in Japan for many years and is now becoming increasingly popular in Western cultures for its prebiotic effects. FOS serves as a substrate for many bacterial species in the large intestine, increasing the overall Gastrointestinal Tract (GI Tract) health. It has also been touted as a supplement for preventing yeast infections.
Nutritional and Therapeutic aspects of lactobacilli
Fermented milk products have been used therapeutically in the ancient systems of medicine in the Near and Middle East for centuries. However, the nutritional and therapeutic value of lactic acid organisms is still controversial. Several preclinical and clinical studies have been performed, showing that fermentation of food with lactobacilli increases the quantity, availability, digestibility and assimilability of nutrients. A number of studies also show that ingestion of preparations containing lactobacilli lowers the serum cholesterol level in humans and animals. Fermented dairy products have also been claimed to inhibit tumor proliferation and to enhance the immune functions.
While flavanols are often referred to as antioxidants, compounds that protect against damage produced by free radicals, this is only one way in which flavanols may function in the body. Some of the earliest research in this area did demonstrate that cocoa flavanols could reduce the damage caused by free radicals, including helping to reduce LDL cholesterol oxidation; however, recent studies point to much more compelling vascular benefits of cocoa flavanols, including improved blood vessel function and reduced risk of clotting. While the exact mechanism of action underlying these effects is still unclear, there is strong evidence linking these effects to an increase in the pool of available nitric oxide, an important signaling molecule that relaxes blood vessels and can decrease clot formation. Overall help in increasing the immune function.
Choline is essential for brain development in the fetus, prenatal choline supplements have better memory as they age. There's some evidence that humans who consume lots of choline very early in life may indeed be more intelligent and retain their mental abilities as they age.
MEDIUM MCHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES
MCTs passively diffuse from the GI tract to the portal system (longer fatty acids are absorbed into the lymphatic system) without requirement for modification like long chain fatty acids or very long chain fatty acids do. In addition MCTs do not require bile salts for digestion. Patients who have malnutrition or malabsorption syndromes are treated with MCTs because they do not require energy for absorption, utilization, or storage.
Branched Chain Amino Acids- leucine and Isoleucine
Although amino acids are not considered important energy sources, BCAAs serve as important fuel sources for skeletal muscle during periods of metabolic stress. Under such conditions, BCAAs may promote protein synthesis, suppress protein catabolism and serve as substrates for gluconeogenesis. BCAAs are mainly catabolized in skeletal muscle, stimulating the production of, among other substances, L-alanine and L-glutamine.
L-carnitine and L-Taurine
L-Carnitine and L-Taurine significantly boost energy, fuel endurance and increase stamina. The pharmaceutical grade formulation also helps metabolizing of fat for extra energy.
This vitamin plays a really big part in eyesight. It's great for night vision, like when you're trick-or-treating on Halloween. Vitamin A helps you see in color, too, from the brightest yellow to the darkest purple. In addition, it helps you grow properly and aids in healthy skin. It acts as antioxidants, improves immunity and resists infections.
The B Vitamins
There's more than one B vitamin. Here's the list: B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, biotin, and pantothenic acid. Whew — that's quite a group!
The B vitamins are important in metabolic activity — this means that they help make energy and set it free when your body needs it. So the next time you're running to third base, thank those B vitamins. This group of vitamins is also involved in making red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body. Every part of your body needs oxygen to work properly, so these B vitamins have a really important job.
Vitamin B1: (Thiamine) It is essential for functioning of heart, nerves and muscles. It also helps in carbohydrate metabolism.
Vitamin B2: (Riboflavin) It is essential for carbohydrate and protein metabolism, keeps skin, lips and tongue healthy. It also maintains proper mental health.
Vitamin B3: (Niacin amide) It is essential for protein, fat and carbohydrates metabolism. It keeps the skin healthy and maintains proper mental health. Deficiency of these vitamins leads to Dermatitis (skin condition), Diarrhea (loose motion) and Dementia (Mental disorder).
Vitamin B6: (Pyridoxine) It maintains growth and weight, prevents anemia and gives good skin.Vitamin B12: (Cyancobalamin) It is essential for formation of healthy blood, proper growth of the body and metabolism of nervous tissue. The deficiency of this vitamin causes Perniciousanemia and retarded growth with pale skin and breathlessness.
This vitamin is important for keeping body tissues, such as gums and muscles in good shape. C is also key if you get a cut or wound because it helps you heal. This vitamin also helps your body resist infection. This means that even though you can't always avoid getting sick, vitamin C makes it a little harder for your body to become infected with an illness. It also helps in wound healing. The deficiency of this vitamin leads to scurvy with bleeding gums pain in joints and general weakness.
No bones about it . . . vitamin D is the vitamin you need for strong bones! It's also great for forming strong teeth. Vitamin D even lends a hand to an important mineral — it helps your body absorb the amount of calcium it needs. . Deficiency this vitamin leads to rickets in children and oetesmalacea in adults with bone deformities, bowlegs, pigeon chest and softening of bones.
Everybody needs E. This hard-working vitamin maintains a lot of your body's tissues, like the ones in your eyes, skin, and liver. It protects your lungs from becoming damaged by polluted air. And it is important for the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin K is the clotmaster! Remember the last time you got a cut? Your blood did something special called clotting. This is when certain cells in your blood act like glue and stick together at the surface of the cut to help stop the bleeding.
Calcium is the top macromineral when it comes to your bones. This mineral helps build strong bones, so you can do everything from standing up straight to scoring that winning goal. It also helps build strong, healthy teeth, for chomping on tasty food.
The body needs iron to transport oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Your entire body needs oxygen to stay healthy and alive. Iron helps because it's important in the formation of hemoglobin, which is the part of your red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. Requirements of iron increases in excessive bleeding, pregency and lactation. Deficiency of iron leads to anemia, which is characterized by pale look, tiredness, loss of appetite etc.
Chromium helps moves blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells to be used as energy and turn fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy. Copper is needed to help body use iron. Humans require iodine for proper physical and mental development. Magnesium is used by the body to help maintain muscles, nerves, and bones. Manganese is required to manufacture enzymes necessary for the metabolism of proteins and fat.
Molybdenum functions as a cofactor for a number of enzymes that catalyze important chemical transformations in the global carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles.
Phosphorus promotes and stimulates early growth and blooming and root growth.
POTASSIUM & SODIUM
Potassium works with sodium to maintain the body's water balance. Sodium and Potassium are essential to maintain fluid balance, acid base balance in the body. They are also required to maintain muscle and nerve functions and maintain blood viscosity
Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes.
Zinc functions as an antioxidant and is involved in many critical biochemical reactions. It is essential for maintaining proper skin, eye, sexual and growth functions.
The body needs copper for normal growth and health. Copper is needed to help body use iron. It is also important for nerve function, bone growth, and to help body use sugar. Copper is a component of or a cofactor for approximately 50 different enzymes.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body. Magnesium is used by the body to help maintain muscles, nerves, and bones. It is also used in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Magnesium is essential in the bio-synthesis of collagen as it helps produce proteins that are later transformed into collagen. Magnesium assists in the absorption and metabolism of calcium, sodium, phosphorus and potassium.
Manganese is an essential trace mineral that is required in small amounts to manufacture enzymes necessary for the metabolism of proteins and fat. It also supports the immune system, blood sugar balance, and is involved in the production of cellular energy, reproduction and bone growth.
Humans require iodine for proper physical and mental development. Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormones, which are required for normal development and metabolism.
Lysine has many functions in the body because it is incorporated into many proteins, each of which is used by the body for a variety of purposes. It is an essential building block for all protein, and is needed for proper growth and bone development in children.
Lysine helps the body absorb and conserve calcium and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage.
Carbohydrates are chemical compounds that act as the primary biological means of storing or consuming energy, other forms being fat and protein. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for all body functions and are necessary for the assimilation of other nutrients. The primary function of carbohydrates is for short-term energy storage. A secondary function is intermediate-term energy storage.
Proteins are any of a group of complex organic compounds containing carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur. Proteins are an essential substance in the diets of humans and most animals because of their constituent amino acids. A protein molecule is a long chain of amino acids linked by peptide bonds. Many different proteins are found in the cells of living organisms, but they are all made up of the same 20 amino acids, joined together in varying combinations. Different amino acids are commonly found in proteins, each protein having a unique, genetically defined amino-acid sequence, which determines its specific shape and function. They serve as enzymes, structural elements, hormones, immunoglobulins, etc. and are involved in oxygen transport, muscle contraction, electron transport, and other activities. Proteins are involved in controlling the metabolism of cells,controlling the structure and movement of cells and larger structures and coordinating the response of cells to internal and external factors.
Inositol, is a carbocyclic polyol that plays an important role as the structural basis for a number of secondary messengers in eukaryotic cells, including inositol phosphates, phosphatidylinositol (PI) and phosphatidylinositol phosphate (PIP) lipids. It is found in many foods, particularly in cereals with high bran content, nuts, beans, and fruit, especially cantaloupe melons and oranges. Inositol is not considered a vitamin itself because it is not a vital amine (contains no nitrogen) and is synthesised by the body.